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Joe Jacobs 20 vs Joe Jacobs 21

21st trip around the sun


…and so another year of my life goes by on this little rock we call Earth. It’s been a tough year but I did achieve a lot of things.

  1. First, and probably most importantly, I made it into the University of Bristol to study Computer Science. Not that I had any doubts but still it’s kind of a relief to finally be here.
  2. I dumped Windows Vista!!! Not as important or hard to do as the previous one (especially given what a great job Microsoft did with it!) but Compaq (or HP rather) sure as hell didn’t make it easy to switch.
  3. I have gone Open Source. After years of putting it off I finally decided, with the help of Vista, to switch over to Ubuntu. Not the best Linux distro out there but hey, it’s a start.
  4. I grew a box beard. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while and finally did it last year. It didn’t last very long though. I had to get rid of it before I flew back for Christmas.
  5. I went to see Manchester United vs Everton in the English Premier League at Old Trafford with Shaun and GaPs.
  6. I took 6 whole months (Nov 2009 – April 2010) off all forms of sport to let my knee heal properly, something which I should have done 2 years ago although I still don’t know what the hell was wrong with it in the first place!
  7. I’m 21 years old! Not really an achievement but now I don’t have to worry about age limits for clubs and pubs any more and THAT is something :D

Not a very impressive list but all relatively important to me. So kudos to everyone who helped me through this year, both family and friends. I couldn’t have done it without you. Here’s to another 21 years of excitement…but hopefully with a lot less drama. I think I have had enough of that to last me a lifetime!!! Oh and of course, to mark another birthday, a new design for the site. Hope you like it!

Joe Jacobs 19 vs Joe Jacobs 20

Joe Jacobs v20


Another year, another birthday…

To mark my turning another year older (and unfortunately another year bigger as well..literally) I’ve decided to give the blog a little redesign. The design was getting a bit too blue for my liking so I thought something a little brighter this time would be nice. I was going to call this post Joe Jacobs v2.0 but then I realised that I’ve probably redesigned this site about 20 times so version 20 is probably not that far off. So time to come out of your RSS readers guys! Here’s a little glimpse for those of you who are just too lazy ;)

Joe Jacobs 19 vs Joe Jacobs 20

Temp Design…


Ok I’ve finally settled on a temporary design to use until I finish my own. Finding a suitable one wasn’t easy because I wanted one that wasn’t too crouded yet had enough space for me to put a whole lotta rubbish in it. This one is called Illacrimo by Design Disease. Off course I wil change the design again soon for the Christmas season, as I do every year, but that will only last for a month or so. This is a more long-term design as I probably won’t have the time to finish my own design until I’m done with my university application.

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